British Airways’ transfer of the first of its long-haul services to Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport has gone smoothly, according to reports.
The first two long-haul flights into Heathrow, from the Nigerian city of Lagos and New York, landed on time at 05:55 and 06:25 on the morning of June 5th, the Press Association reports.
BA was particularly eager to ensure that the services were handled well, allocating extra staff to avoid a repeat of the shambolic opening of Terminal 5 in March.
An airline spokesman told the Press Association: "So far everything is going well and we are hoping for a trouble-free day. We have more than enough staff to cope. Passengers from the first flight were through in just seven minutes."
The representative said that some staff had been positioned in Terminal 4 to inform any passengers who may have travelled there if their flight had been moved.
Fifteen flights are set to be moved to Terminal 5 today, with the remaining long-haul services being transferred in two phases on September 17th and at the end of October.